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Stratasys face shield production coalition tops 150 members

Mike McLeod   

Additive Manufacturing Medical

3D printer maker says requests from hospitals and other organizations exceed 350,000 shields.

Stratasys says thousands of these face shield visors are now being produced by the company and its coalition partners. (Photo credit: Business Wire)

Stratasys announced that the coalition of companies and universities it assembled to produce 3D printed face shields has grown to more than 150 members, including Boeing, Toyota Motor Company, Medtronic, Dunwoody College of Technology, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Minnesota.

The coalition currently serves more than 30 hospitals, clinics, academic medical centers and nursing homes. So far, Stratasys says it has received requests for 350,000 face shields. The company set an initial goal to produce 5,000 face shields by the end of last week, more than 11,000 face shields this week and 16,000 or more next week.

Toward that end, Stratasys said any 3D printing shop willing to print at least 100 visors can fill out an application online. For the U.S., Stratasys is using its GrabCAD Shop work order management software to assign orders from healthcare systems to each coalition member. In Europe, the company is serving as a hub to connect service bureaus with those requesting help. The company has also posted the full face shield printing and assembly instructions for anyone to produce face shields on their own <>.



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